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Steven R Hawks

Steven R Hawks

Professor

Contact Information

IconPhone: 435-797-5101
IconEmail: steve.hawks@usu.edu

Biography

After a 10-year stint in administration, I returned full-time to the faculty and now actively serve on the MPH steering committee in the Kinesiology and Health Science Department. I am on the Publications Board for the American Public Health Association, and have recently been a board member of the Utah Public Health Association. I am actively engaged in community health efforts in the Moab area where I am based.

BACKGROUND

After attending a year at Snow College I completed a BA in East Asian Studies at Brigham Young University with a minor in Japanese (1982). I stayed on at BYU to earn an MA in International and Area Studies, and an MBA in Business Administration (1985). After completing my master’s degrees I took a break before returning to BYU to earn an EdD in Health Science with a focus on international and global health promotion (1990).

After completing my doctoral degree, I taught at East Carolina and North Carolina State Universities before landing at Utah State University in what is now the Kinesiology and Health Science Department. After nearly a decade at USU I joined the faculty at BYU in 2000 where I helped develop and teach in a new MPH program. After eight years at BYU I repented and came back to USU and joined the administrative team of USU's Regional Campus system where for nine years I served in various administrative roles, including  Dean of USU Moab and the Southwest Region. For the past three years I have been actively involved with a team of colleagues in developing an MPH program at USU and am thrilled to be teaching full-time as a professor in this new program.

I am a member of the American Public Health Association, Society for Public Health Education, Global Health Council, Utah Public Health Association, Health Education Association of Utah, and NAFSA: Association of International Educators.

TEACHING INTERESTS

Foundations of Global Health
Maternal and Child Health
Public Health Policy
Public Health Administration

RESEARCH INTERESTS

Public Health Nutrition—Obesity Prevention and Management, Nutrition Transition
Health Promotion in International and Multicultural Settings
Pedagogy in Public Health and Global Health Education